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Burke may not be the answer to Forest’s promotion push

Burke may not be the answer to Forest’s promotion push

According to The Nottingham Post, Forest are interested in signing out of favour West Brom winger Oliver Burke. 

The 21-year-old, who came through The Reds’ academy, is wanted by a number of other clubs, such as fellow Championship outfit Millwall and Celtic. The Scotland international has struggled for game time under Darren Moore so far this season, and will definitely want a move away from The Hawthorns.

Now, Nottingham Forest are not exactly struggling when it comes to wingers at the moment, as they currently have both Joe Lolley and Matty Cash at their disposal. Those two have been two of the best performers for The Reds so far this season, and it seems extremely unlikely that anyone would usurp them at this moment in time. With the addition of Diogo Gonçalves, it is hard to see Burke featuring much more for Forest this season than he has for West Brom.

However, The Reds have not been averse to signing new players this season and bolstering their squad. Additionally, manager Aitor Karanka has been keen to rotate players and give as many members of his large squad as much game time as possible. So with that said, perhaps Burke would get more exposure to the Championship at The City Ground.

However, while the five-cap international has a bright future, he may not be the injection of quality that Forest need immediately. Teetering just outside the top six of the Championship, Forest will want to bring in some more high quality players this month to aid their promotion bid, it is unclear whether Burke is that man.

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